Compliance

So Many Issues, So Little Time

October 25, 2010
CUNA will fight to contain the burdens associated with new directives and rules. READ MORE

Fed Proposes Reg Z Amendments

October 21, 2010
The proposal would clarify portions of the Federal Reserve's final rules implementing the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, which was enacted in May 2009. READ MORE

Cheney Defends CUs on 'Squawk Box'

October 11, 2010
CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney appeared live this morning on CNBC's Squawk Box to talk about credit unions and whether NCUA's plan for dealing with the corporates constitutes a credit union bailout. READ MORE

CARD Act Compliance: The Final Stage

October 10, 2010
The third phase of the Fed's implementation of the CARD Act. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: E-Statement Notices

October 07, 2010
Are credit unions required to send a monthly e-statement notice via e-mail to members who have signed up for home banking? READ MORE

Clearing Up CARD Act Confusion

October 01, 2010
CUs explain how members and staff are adjusting to CARD Act requirements. READ MORE

Inside the Dodd-Frank Legislative Debate

October 01, 2010
CUNA approached the regulatory restructuring debate with the assumption that a bill was going to become law. READ MORE

Compliance Matters

October 01, 2010
NCUA's indirect lending red flags, ATM accessibility rules, and FDIC's overdraft proposal. READ MORE

The Last Piece of the FACT Act Puzzle

October 01, 2010

Here's a snapshot of the risk-based pricing provisions of the FACT Act.

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The Dodd-Frank Act

October 01, 2010
The Dodd-Frank Act creates hundreds of new rules. How many will affect CUs? READ MORE

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Navigating the Muddy Waters of Flood Insurance Reform

One of the things PolicyWorks continues to assist our credit union clients with is wading through the deep waters of mortgage regulation. As CFPB Director Richard Cordray has acknowledged, many of the business practices implemented by the January 2014 mortgage rules have long been standards credit unions have adhered to. However, a tidal wave of […]

How to Write an Effective #CommentLetter

One of my favorite things about being a part of the credit union movement is the cooperative spirit; how everyone has a voice and a chance to be heard.  A great example of this is the comment letter – whenever an agency (such as NCUA, NACHA, CFPB, etc.) issues a proposed rule, they open the […]

Prepaid Cards and the CFPB

There has been a lot of chatter lately by the CFPB about prepaid cards and payroll cards (which are generally a form of a reloadable prepaid card used by an employer). We should expect a lot more chatter by “late spring” when the CFPB issues proposed rules. The CFPB issued two versions of model forms in […]
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Great article! Unfortunately, most employees don’t feel valued or appreciated by their supervisors or employers. In fact, research has shown that the predominant reason team members quit their jobs is because they don’t feel valued. This is in spite of the fact that employee recognition programs have proliferated in the workplace – over 90% of all organizations in the U.S. has some form of employee recognition activities in place. But most employee recognition programs are viewed with skepticism and cynicism – because they aren’t viewed as being genuine in their communication of appreciation. Getting the “employee of the month” award, receiving a certificate of recognition, or a “Way to go, team!” email just don’t get the job done. How do you communicate authentic appreciation? We have found people have different ways that they want to be shown appreciation, and if you don’t communicate in the language of appreciation important to them, you essentially “miss the mark”. Additionally, employees need to receive recognition more than once a year at their performance review. Otherwise, they view the praise as “going through the motions”. A third component of authentic appreciation is that the communication has to be about them personally – not the department, not their group, but something they did. Finally, they have to believe that you mean what you say. How you treat them has to match the words you use. If you are not sure how your team members want to be shown appreciation, the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory (www.appreciationatwork.com/assess) will identify the language of appreciation and specific actions preferred by each employee. You then can create a group profile for your team, so everyone knows how to encourage one another. Remember, employees want to know that they are valued for what they contribute to the success of the organization. And communicating authentic appreciation in the ways they desire it can make the difference between keeping your quality team members or having a negative work environment that everyone wants to leave. Paul White, Ph.D., is the co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Gary Chapman.

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